Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome Managed with Korean Medicine Therapy: A Case Report

대전자 동통 증후군에 대한 복합 한의진료 경과: 증례보고

  • Received : 2019.09.10
  • Accepted : 2019.10.01
  • Published : 2019.10.31


The Objective of this study is to report the results of greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) patient with Korean medicine therapy. There were insufficient clinical trials and case reports of GTPS treated with Korean medicine, we report the GTPS case remarkably improved treatment results. We treated the patient with acupuncture, acupotomy, pharmacopuncture, Chuna manual therapy and herbal medication. To evaluate the treatment effects, we used the measures including Verbal numerical rating scale, Oswestry disability index and Victorian Institute of Sport Assessment-gluteal tendinopathy scale. After total of 26 days of treatment, the patient's hip pain and disability were greatly reduced, and the outcome measures showed this great improvement. Korean medicine therapy might be effective in GTPS, although further study is needed to determine the role for Korean medicine.


Supported by : 청연중앙연구소


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